The weekly retro movie rundown 5!

Well, if the weather keeps up this nice warm summery fuzzy feeling then I don’t doubt we’ll be spending our time outside enjoying a B.B.Q, playing some frisby and falling asleep in the garden trying not to get burnt. But, as ever if Mother Nature’s mood changes and you’re compelled to come inside we’ve compiled a list of pure Retro Movie Entertainment for your peeping pleasure. Including everyone’s favourite bird flipping orangutan, skate boarding caveman, and just because I haven’t quite got over how awesome Avengers was the equally awesome Fantastic Four.Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 26th MAY

Stargate (1994) ITV4 2:45pm-5:10pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
An Egyptologist and a soldier head an expedition through a mysterious portal to an alien planet. The world they find resembles ancient Egypt, and is under the sway of a tyrant who has convinced the downtrodden inhabitants that he is a god – until the humans incite the enslaved populace to fight back. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson.

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) ITV4 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A street-fighting trucker and his beer-drinking orang-utan companion set out on a cross-country road trip to find a runaway woman, while a motley gang of bikers and two vengeful cops follow in hot pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D’Angelo.

Another Stakeout (1993) Film4 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two bickering cops embark on another undercover mission, keeping watch on a house where a missing witness in a Mafia trial is thought to be staying, while an overbearing district attorney oversees the operation. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O’Donnell, Dennis Farina and Marcia Strassman

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) TCM 10:35pm-12:35am (2 hours )
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee

Blazing Saddles (1974) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours )
A crooked railway tycoon whose men are terrorising a frontier town arranges for a black sheriff to be appointed, hoping the racist residents will reject him. The lawman proves more cunning than expected, and with the help of a drunken gunslinger, runs rings around the businessman. Mel Brooks’ Western spoof, in which he co-stars alongside Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn.

SUNDAY 27th MAY

California Man (1992) E4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Two high-school students accidentally unearth a frozen Stone Age caveman in their backyard. They decide to thaw him out and show him off around town. Unfortunately, their ticket to cool starts to run out of control and cause mayhem all over the state. Teen comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward and Mariette Hartley

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Sky Movies Family 11:30am-1:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical land, having forgotten her previous adventures. She finds the tyrannical Red Queen has begun a reign of terror that can only be ended by slaying the monstrous Jabberwocky – a task she is seemingly destined to perform. Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s novels, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway

Jaws 2 (1978) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 3:15pm-5:15pm (2 hours )
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton

Jaws 3 (1983) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 5:15pm-7:10pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A shark is captured by divers and put on display in a Florida marine centre, where it ultimately dies. However, examination of the body reveals the seemingly fully-grown shark was actually a baby – and its enormous, ferocious mother soon comes looking for it. Thriller sequel, originally released in cinemas in 3D, starring Dennis Quaid, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr and Bess Armstrong

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Film4 7:05pm-8:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The super-powered team takes on a mysterious alien who has been sent by his planet-eating master to prepare Earth for obliteration. While the four heroes try to find a way to foil its plans, an old enemy returns intent on seizing the extraterrestrial’s power. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, with the voice of Laurence Fishburne

Of course, should the sun stay in the sky this weekend you can always “tape” a few of these old skool goodies for a rainy day!

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The weekly retro movie rundown 4!

Welcome one and all to this weeks retro weekend movie rundown.

This weekends picks are an amalgamation of modern day classics and nostalgic retro masterpieces. I sincerely hope you take some time out to enjoy some of the films on offer this week and don’t forget to let me know what you thought of them all!

Have a happy retro weekend folks!

Over n out!

SATURDAY 12th MAY

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Channel 4 6:35pm-10:00pm (3 hours 25 minutes)
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom

Jaws (1975) ITV4 9:30pm-12:05am (2 hours 35 minutes)
A New England seaside town’s tourist season is turned into a nightmare by a giant killer shark. The local police chief’s efforts to protect the public are thwarted by the greedy mayor, forcing him to join forces with a grizzled fisherman and a marine biologist to hunt and kill the monster predator. Steven Spielberg’s thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

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Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots – only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets
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Madagascar (2005) BBC1 London 4:50pm-6:10pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
A gang of streetwise penguins decides to escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and return to a life in the wild, but when Marty the zebra and his friends follow suit, they end up stranded in Africa on a jungle island without a clue about fending for themselves. Animated adventure, with the voices of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen

SUNDAY 13th MAY

The Mighty Ducks (1992) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00am-9:45am (1 hour 45 minutes)
A self-centred yuppie lawyer is horrified when a judge finds him guilty of drink-driving and orders him to coach a hopeless inner-city junior ice-hockey team as part of his community service. However, he comes to appreciate his new role and things finally start to look up for the team. Comedy, starring Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) Channel 5 3:55pm-5:35pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
America’s most inept cops graduate and are let loose on the streets – under the command of an unscrupulous lieutenant whose promotion depends on their failure. Fortunately for him, their unique brand of policing actually leads to an increase in the crime rate. Comedy sequel, starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow

The Wedding Singer (1998) Comedy Central 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A failed rock star carves out a career as a popular wedding singer, but his hopes for a bright future are dashed when his fiancee jilts him at the altar and he tries to shut himself off from the outside world. At one of his functions, a waitress catches his eye – but unfortunately for him, she is already engaged to someone else. Romantic comedy set in the 1980s, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Syfy 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship, and with the help of the robot pilot, tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens

We hope this helps you plan your weekend’s viewing folks – see you at the same time, same place next week!

PS If you still have time on your hands this weekend – see how many of these movie character icons you can guess! We’re up to about 60 – can you beat us??
Let us know your best total in the comments box below….

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